Starling Marte hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night.
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Nationals reliever Hunter Strickland is likely to avoid the injured list after being struck in the face by a barbell before Tuesday's game at PNC Park, manager Dave Martinez said.
With balls flying out of stadiums at a record pace, we look at each franchise's all-time greatest long ball moments, from David Ortiz and Ken Griffey Jr. to B.J. Upton and Mike Hampton.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit the last of Washington's four home runs and drove in five runs, and three relievers combined for 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball as the Nationals thumped the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-0 on Monday night.
Nationals ace Max Scherzer expects to return to Washington's rotation Thursday after missing nearly four weeks with a rhomboid strain, declaring himself "ready to pitch."
The Braves star was pulled for not hustling, the Nats bounced back in a big way, and the Polar Bear growled again -- just another day in baseball's wildest division.
There's a big shuffle up top as we spotlight each team's key player heading toward the stretch run.
The Nationals matched a team record with eight home runs -- including two by Juan Soto -- in a 16-8 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday as Washington took two of three from a fellow contender in the NL playoff race.
The Nationals have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis. The move comes a day after he blew a save in Washington's 14-inning lost to the Brewers.
Eric Thames hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 14th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers finally held on for a wild 15-14 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
Max Scherzer threw a 64-pitch simulated game Saturday, and the Nats will see how he feels Sunday to determine next step.
Anthony Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series between National League playoff contenders.
Despite speculation that Max Scherzer might return this weekend, including optimism from the pitcher himself, the Nationals have decided to "be smart" and play it safe with their ace.
A Central California coroner says a man choked to death while participating in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game. The Fresno County sheriff-coroner's office released the cause of death for 41-year-old Dana Hutchings after an autopsy.
The Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate of the Nationals, canceled Saturday's scheduled World Taco Eating Championship after the death of a 41-year-old man during a taco-eating contest.
Anthony Rendon, Kurt Suzuki and Adam Eaton hit homers in a 10-run fifth that included an RBI single from Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals tacked on another six runs in the next inning of what became a 17-7 victory over the Cincinnati...
Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who has pitched just once since July 10 due to back muscle problems, played catch Wednesday and could return as soon as this weekend.
Brian Dozier hopped a dugout piggyback ride to celebrate his 17th home run and Juan Soto hit a second-deck shot for his 25th as both returned to the lineup, Joe Ross extended his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings and the Washington Nationals beat the...
Nationals ace Max Scherzer threw a simulated game Tuesday, a key step in his progression toward returning to active duty.
Greg Holland, who was released by the Diamondbacks after posting a 4.54 ERA with 17 saves this season, has rejoined the Nationals on a minor-league deal, according to reports.
Trea Turner and Matt Adams homered, Erick Fedde pitched well after allowing a solo shot on the game's first pitch and the depleted Washington Nationals held on to edge the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 Monday night.
Games in London, Puerto Rico and... Iowa? Next season's schedule has more than the usual collection of quirks.